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    on a baby quilt that I am working for my oldest daughter's baby shower that is this coming weekend. Should I put the hot pink around each block or just sew all the blocks together and just put borders around them? Also I had heard somewhere that if you use minkies type fabric as backing that it cant be quilted on a longarm. Does anyone know if this true? If I use cotton or flannel on the back will it be able to be quilted on a longarm if a few of the blocks on the front are minkies and there is not to be any quilting on those blocks?

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    I like the blocks with the pink around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizkyp
    I like the blocks with the pink around them.
    Yes I do too.

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    I like the pink stripping. Wonderful quilt. Sorry I can't answer the other question as I don't know about the minky.

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    I like that shashing,

    I am not sure on the minky, I have done some long arm quliting but have yet to try doing minky, I imagine that it is because it stretches more than anything. though for sure, it is a best guess, so whether they will do it with any on the front is beyond me, I would ask whom ever is doing it, and if it is you, I would do some samples to see how well it works,

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    I can't give any advice about the minky questions, but I love the pink around the blocks!

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    Yup! I like the pink around each individual block, too!
    Love your colors!

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    I like the pink around the blocks.

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    I think the pink borders & sashing accents the blocks!! I say use it. Very cute quilt!! congradulations on your new grand daughter. Is she born yet? If so what is her name? crafty_linda_b

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    I like the pink around the blocks. As far as the longarm quilting, I don't know that.

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    Yes, I like the pink sashing! It's really cute. Hope someone can give you the answer about the quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty_linda_b
    I think the pink borders & sashing accents the blocks!! I say use it. Very cute quilt!! congradulations on your new grand daughter. Is she born yet? If so what is her name? crafty_linda_b
    She is due at the end of May, but her doctor doesnt think she will make it that long. He told her at the beginning of this month the he thought it would be with a month. All if my oldest daughters babys have been premies. Her name will be Emma.

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    Thanks for letting me know what you thought about the pink sashing. I really like it too. I haven't completed my first quilt yet. I several UFO'S that need to be finished. I just wanted have so in put on if it looked good like that.

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    Robyn

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    I also love the pink around the blocks. My machine quilter friend says she has no problems with quilts using minky as backing. I have seen lots of quilts she has done and they are all nice and smooth on the backs. Don't know how quilting small blocks within a quilt would be but I can't see that it would any different. Good luck.

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    Pink around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanie2
    I also love the pink around the blocks. My machine quilter friend says she has no problems with quilts using minky as backing. I have seen lots of quilts she has done and they are all nice and smooth on the backs. Don't know how quilting small blocks within a quilt would be but I can't see that it would any different. Good luck.
    Thanks for the information.

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    Pink pink, and minky can be used as a backing i have several quilts with it on the backs, some laq's won't work with it due to the stretch, I was fortunate to find one long ago who did a beautiful job with minky and my quilts.

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    I like the pink sashing

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    Yup, I'm on the bandwagon, add the pink

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    I vote for the pink borders.

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    I like the pink. It help bring out the designs.

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    very cute

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    This is so cute!! And I do like the pink around each block!

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    Definitely love the pink!

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    I've done minky on my long arm several times and have never had a problem. Very cute quilt!

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